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Overtime

Hey Compliance Warriors! California recently ruled on new overtime bonus rules. However, this may cause problems for payroll going forward. Read on…

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An illegal, but sometimes common payroll practice is once again being considered by lawmakers.  Many employers would love to legally substitute extra paid time off for actual overtime paid as it is worked. But, currently this practice is outside of the law. The U.S. House of Representatives is looking to change all of that… at […]

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Have you ever wondered how to calculate overtime when a worker has 2 rates of pay? Well, today is the day you find out! Here is a link to an easy breezy way to calculate overtime when a worker has two rates of pay. This is a calculator sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission. Very […]

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Wage and hour issues are a serious subject with the Department of Labor. No employer wants to be in a position to pay heavy fines and penalties because they violated overtime laws or possibly didn’t classify an employee properly. But guess what. Employers aren’t the only folks out there that have to be concerned about […]

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Read this account of a recent investigation by the Department of Labor (DOL). A small convenience store in New Hampshire found out the hard way employers must Pay Overtime or Pay Double Damages.

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Employers regularly ask me the question regarding accurate time keeping records, “Are handwritten time cards legal?” The answer is actually Yes. However, making sure the time cards are detailed and accurate is very important. Even electronic time cards are subject to inaccuracies and may not be as valuable as hoped in a court of law. […]

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Calculating overtime is always a source of litigation when you open most any law blog. Complicating the various methods of calculation required by either a federal or state law is the addition of payments such as bonuses which may affect the overtime rate. I came across this court case which nicely spelled out the calculations used […]

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Employers Beware: Employment Law Compliance Gurus are Doing it Wrong! This is one of those “Come on Man!” moments. Or, like Seth Myers and Amy Poehler used to say: REALLY?? On December 16, 2015 American Futures Systems (aka Progressive Business Publications) and its owner Edward Satell were handed FLSA violation fines requiring them to pay […]

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HelpDesk Updates for Payroll Professionals to take place September 18, 2015.

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